Dear Editor:

What a joy! I am almost overwhelmed. Finally, the largest blight at the south entrance to Pagosa Springs will be cleaned up. It is inconceivable how the county has allowed the property on Highway 84 across from Mill Creek Road and onward to 160 to remain as such a garbage heap over the past two decades.

Now we will have a respected, responsible retailer on that land.

As a homeowner in Tierra Del Oro, I could not be more pleased. This will undoubtedly raise property values which is sorely needed and may lead the way for some economic development.

Deborah Jacob

Henderson, Nev.

This story was posted on June 6, 2013.